(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.3428) Final processing of standards

John Reid j.k.reid
Mon Jan 15 09:04:48 EST 2007


John Hill, SC22 chairman, had a face-to-face with Keith Brannon of ITTF in 
Geneva on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. The result is detailed in
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N4174, which is available as


The good news for us is:

3. Over the past few years several of SC 22's project editors [the people
    who do the work of developing and maintaining the text of standards] have
    had some difficulties working with ITTF's ISO editors. As a result, SC
    22's project editors have had lots of additional work to do to assure
    that ITTF's administrators have not made substantive changes to the text
    of the standards.

    To address this concern SC 22 instructed me to ask that ITTF adopt the
    following process. Brannon agreed for all but the front matter (i.e.,

    o  The SC 22 project editor sends the approved format file (currently
       PDF) together with any additional source files necessary to the ITTF
       editor who verifies the text and identifies necessary changes.

    o  The ITTF editor lists the changes ITTF requires and then sends them to
       the SC 22 project editor.

    o  The SC 22 project editor constructs a new approved format and source
       files and sends them to the ITTF editor.

    o  The second and third steps are repeated until no further changes are

Let's hope this really happens.


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